Even the most beloved of personal technology products betray their users in at least some small way over time. Perfection is never really possible, of course. But after almost two months of daily use, the Xbox One S has passed the test. It is the perfect thing.
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Microsoft announced three new accessories for the Xbox One S today, padding out the lineup with new Xbox Wireless Controller designs and a new Xbox Stereo Headset. The new accessories will be available for sale over the next month or so.
While the Xbox One S comes with a perfectly serviceable Xbox Wireless Controller, you have other options. And among them is a cool Microsoft service called Xbox Design Lab that lets you customize an Xbox Wireless Controller with over 8 million possible color combinations.
When Microsoft announced that customers could design their own customized Xbox Wireless Controllers through the Xbox Design Lab, I had an immediate and obvious thought: Why not offer this customization for the Xbox One S console as well? It could be happening.
If you're not sure whether the Xbox One S is right for you, you may want to consider it as part of a wider range of upgrades. Because unlike its predecessor, Xbox One S is 4K Ultra HD compatible. And 4K changes everything.
While Microsoft's initial run of Xbox One S consoles includes 500 GB, 1 TB and even 2 TB options, users will eventually face the same issue we see on smartphones and tablets: That storage will simply fill up as we install apps and games. Fortunately, there's a solution.
Xbox One owners can now link their Xbox Live account to Facebook and Twitter. Both work a bit differently: With Facebook, you can find more friends to play with. And with Twitter, you can share game clips and screenshots.
The ability to interact with other game players on the Xbox Live network is a key benefit of owning any Xbox console. And on the Xbox One S, it's now much easier to share screenshots, video clips, and achievements with your friends or with the world.
Xbox One S owners can easily manage their games and apps from the newly refreshed My Games and Apps interface. Here, you can install and uninstall games, in-game content, and apps, and find the content you’ve already purchased. In addition to the improved interface, My Games and Apps is also more easily accessible from the […]
Xbox One S owners can now enjoy background music playback and control on their consoles. This feature still requires app support, so the ways in which you can keep music playing in the background are currently limited.
As you might expect, I pre-ordered a 2 TB launch edition Xbox One S, eager to see Microsoft's evolved vision for its flagship console. Well, it arrived yesterday right on schedule, so here's a peek at what it's like to set up the new Xbox.
The Xbox One S is here and I was able to spend a weekend with the new device that uncovered a few difference with the controller and the console that make this a better revision from all vantage points.
Microsoft has announced today that the Xbox One S 2TB model will arrive on August 2nd, the same day as the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary update.
The Xbox One S isn't even shipping until the end of August, but it's never too early to start planning. And those upgrading from the original Xbox One to the new console will want to know how to get a free USB adapter that will let them use their current Kinect Sensor.
There's going to be a lot of navel-gazing over the coming weeks as Xbox fans wonder whether they should get the new Xbox One S. Honestly, it's not a hard question. Of course you should.